Star Wars: The Old Republic getting content for high level characters and same gender romance

Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, is getting more content for characters who've reached the level cap as well as same sex romances, according to a post by executive producer Jeff Hickman on the game's official blog.

In response to a question about "keeping level 50's occupied," Hickman said that the development team plans to add new operations, flashpoints, difficulty modes, player-versus-player areas and the forthcoming Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, which is geared to high level players.

Same gender relationships will begin with NPCs on the planet Makeb, which is planned for the next content update. Hickman also apologized for delay in introducing same gender romance (SGR) into the game, saying it was more difficult than expected to implement.

"I realize that we promised SGR to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character," he wrote. "Unfortunately, this will take a lot more work than we realized at the time and it (like some other pieces of content we talked about earlier in the year) has been delayed as we focused on the changes required to take the game Free-to-Play. As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of."

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